Meaning and name origin
Mac \mac\ as a boy's name is pronounced mak. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Mac is "son of". Scottish and Irish surname prefix used as a given name or nickname. Mack is an ancient Scottish given name. See also Mackenzie, Maxwell, and Mc-.
Mac is a somewhat popular first name for males (#979 out of 1220, Top 80%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#25361 out of 88799, Top 29%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mac for boys. Mac reached its highest rank of #561 in the U.S. in 1940-1949 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Mac and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Maxwell (#107), Maximus (#192), Maximilian (#445), Mack (#803), Mackenzie and Mac. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Mac▼ is also pronounced similarly to Maik and Mick. Other suggested similar baby names are Mace, Maceo, Macey, Macy, Maks, Man, Mar, Marc▼, Mat▼, Max▲, Maxx, Maxy and Mays. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mac.